The company's DemandLogic smart energy storage system has been designed to use stored energy during peak demand hours, while also providing backup during grid outages.
IHS analyst Ash Sharma says the Japanese government's reduction of its climate change commitments could affect the solar FIT in March. The generous regime will be reassessed in four months' time, says Sharma.
Regulators on Thursday voted 3-2 in favour of a $0.70 kW surcharge on all new solar customers from January 1, 2014, adding approximately $5 per month to their bills.
The reported $400 million cash and debt deal includes five California solar plants and one array in Arizona that will have a combined capacity of 106 MW.
The Kern County plant, set to begin construction next year and in operation by mid-2015, will have an annual production capacity of 240 million kilowatt hours.
The state's utility regulators are discussing a proposal from Arizona Public Service to amend net metering rates for solar customers, stating the current scheme puts non-solar providers at a disadvantage.
Private utility Ameren and the state watchdog struck a deal this week to continue a solar rebate program that currently has $50 million available for PV projects in the Midwestern state.
The 175-acre solar farm has been approved by Dorset County Council despite facing stiff opposition from the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE).
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) will sponsor the Merck-led project into achieving further breakthroughs in the development of organic photovoltaics (OPV).
Following creditor approval of Shungfeng's $493 million takeover of Wuxi Suntech, parent group Suntech Power is sprucing up the insolvent unit with additional assets from Japan and Singapore.
The solar manufacturer shipped 478 MW in Q3, generating $490.9 million in net revenue: an increase of 41.1% on Q2.
The 2nd International Sustainable Energy Forum (REF-2013), one of the major events in the field of renewable energy, energy efficiency and smart grid in Russia and the CIS, is taking place in Moscow Nov. 12-13.
Aiming for 7% renewable energy generation by 2020, the Emirate's electricity regulator will submit its solar plans to the Executive Council in early 2014.
UPDATE: India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy hopes to build five "ultra-mega renewable parks," which could generate up to 18 GW in the next 10 years.
The country's energy watchdog has announced that it will begin accepting new solar PV license applications in April 2015.
Lower shipments resulted in a slight drop in revenue and a major increase in net loss for the Chinese PV manufacturer despite further expanding its global footprint and increasing business in Japan, China and the U.S.
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